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THE BIRD ISLAND OF VIGUR Isafjordur, Iceland

I am taking a cruise in August which will be porting in Isafjordur about August 23rd..

I am thinking of taking the above shore excursion. For those who have been to Vigur, I would love your impressions.

I love birds and wildlife. Any other suggestions? I think that I will be too late to see the puffins. Is that correct?

I am going to be 77 years old so I have some limitations but I still walk a lot every day

Posted by
3392 posts

If you have the opportunity to go out of Isafjordur by boat into any of the fjords or islands in that area, do it! I was just out that way in June and hired a boat to take me out to the westernmost finger of land that has many hiking trails. I highly recommend that you go out wherever you can in that area. It's one of the most wild, untamed, windswept places I've ever been. I didn't make it specifically to Vigur but it's on my list.

Posted by
1955 posts

Thank you, Anita.

I will be on a cruise and have many shore excursions available.

I will consider your suggestions when choosing a shore excursion.

Posted by
708 posts

I've heard that puffins leave in late August/early September, so you may be lucky.

Posted by
1955 posts

I love Puffins but I may be just a little bit late for Puffins but who knows. Too late for Puffins and too early for The Northern Lights!